My Mom Is In Me


Hans Duut

My mother, her name is Renske, was born October 9, 1920, and died of cancer April 11, 1997. She (and I) was born, raised, lived, married and died in the Dutch city of Groningen, the Netherlands. During the six months she had to fight, she wasn't afraid of dying, but couldn't accept the fact she would never see her 4 children again. Apart from the pain, the misery, etc. THAT was her fight! She died at home, surrounded by her children, who had taken care of her the last few months. The longer she is "away", the more I feel how much she is in me.

ONLY A MOTHER CAN UNDERSTAND, WHAT HER SON DOESN'T SAY...

I miss her every day...

Hans Duut



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anniversary date 04-11-97
date of post 04-04-98

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